Nightmare Festival 2019 Announces Heavy Lineup and New Location

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Nightmare Festival is bringing the Halloween spirit to the Nation’s Capital with a lineup boasting of Tipper, Liquid Stranger, Gramatik, and more!


Nightmare Festival has revealed the newest installment of their annual gathering, on October 19 – 20, in the heart of Washington D.C. at The Anthem. This massive venue is set to host the grimiest and grooviest of artists such as Gramatik, Tipper, Liquid Stranger, Jade Cicada and even a Figure: Terrorvision set!

Originally a camping music and arts festival, Nightmare has now transitioned into a two-day show at the coveted Anthem music venue. This new home is the perfect set-up for heavy bass and intricate stage designs, sure to bewitch all who attend.

Headlining the opening night of the festival, Tipper, a master of breaks, beats, and glitch-hop soundscapes will be commanding the stage. Equipped with an arsenal of mind-melting, optically distorting visuals, Tipper’s performance is highly anticipated and is sure to entrance. Also joining the stage on night one will be Jace Cicada, Detox Unit, EVAC, SoDown, and DMVU. This mix of artists is sure to bring an eclectic array of genres ranging from deep wobbly basslines to puzzling downtempo tunes.

Night two will bring extremely talented and diverse headliners, Gramatik and Liquid Stranger to the stage. A smorgasbord of sound, they are set to show off their soulful electronic hip-hop beats to liquid dub and everything in between. These two headliners will be joined by heavy hitters Figure, Gentlemens Club, Protohype and Brightside to round off the weekend!

Tickets for Nightmare Festival 2019 are on sale now on Ticketmaster with prices starting at $75. Grab your passes now and let us know if you’ll be attending in the comments!


Nightmare Festival 2019 Lineup:

Nightmare Festival Daily Lineup


Nightmare Festival 2019 – Lineup By Artist:

  • Tipper
  • Gramatik
  • Liquid Stranger
  • Figure: Terrorvision
  • Gentlemens Club
  • Jade Cicada
  • Protohype
  • Brightside
  • Detox Unit
  • DMVU
  • EVAC
  • SoDown

Essential Info:

Date: October 19-20, 2019
Hours: 4pm – 12am, Daily
Location: The Anthem – 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
Age Restriction: 21+
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE
Tickets: Purchase HERE


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Olivia was first introduced to EDM around early 2011, stumbling upon a Pandora House music radio station playing Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Nero and Above & Beyond. She attended her first ever event in 2013, attending the Indy 500 Snakepit where she saw Diplo and Afrojack for the first time. Since then, her music taste has evolved from techno and trance to bass music, funk and dubstep. She has been able to attend festivals such as Outside Lands, Moonrise, Buku Music & Arts Project and her personal favorite Electric Forest. She finds herself frequently listening to Griz, Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Liquid Stranger, Pretty Lights, Space Jesus and CharlesTheFirst. Now a rising senior at the George Washington University, Olivia is studying International Affairs and Political Science and frequently volunteers with HeadCount Democracy to register voters at festivals. She hopes to continue to combine her passion for music and community in the future.